SOS

Cardiovascular events after bariatric surgery in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes.

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Exclusive! Expert commentary webcast from Vivian Fonseca, MD, on this post-hoc analysis of SOS. Romeo S, Maglio C, Burza CA, et al. Cardiovascular events after bariatric surgery in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012;32:2613-2617. The Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study is a nonrandomized, controlled, prospective interventional trial that compares the effects of bariatric surgery and usual care on morbidity and mortality outcomes.

Health benefits of gastric bypass surgery after 6 years

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Adams TD, Davidson LE, Litwin SE, et al. Health benefits of gastric bypass surgery after 6 years. JAMA. 2012;308(11):1122-1131. This prospective study by Adams and colleagues explored the weight loss and cardiometabolic benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) among severely obese patients over 6 years of follow-up.

Bariatric surgery and prevention of type 2 diabetes in Swedish obese subjects.

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Carlsson LM, Peltonen M, Ahlin S, et al. Bariatric surgery and prevention of type 2 diabetes in Swedish obese subjects. N Engl J Med. 2012;367:695-704. The Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study compared the long-term effects of bariatric surgery with the effects of usual care for type 2 diabetes prevention among 3,429 subjects with obesity.

Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity With a Low-Pressure Adjustable Gastric Band: Experimental Data and Clinical Results in 625 Patients

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Ceelen W, Walder J, Cardon A, Van Renterghem K, Hesse U, El Malt M, Pattyn, P. Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity With a Low-Pressure Adjustable Gastric Band: Experimental Data and Clinical Results in 625 Patients. Ann Surg.. 2003;237:10-16. To evaluate the use of a low-pressure gastric band in the treatment of severe obesity in a prospective study.